June 10, 2019

Marine ApprenticeshipOutreach for Quadrant Marine Apprenticeship

There are 16 seats available in each program below. Register your employees now before they fill up!

• Level 1 Marine Service Technician training at Quadrant Marine Institute starts in September in Sidney and Vancouver. To register click here. For more information about the program visit Quadrant online or contact Shelley McIvor at (250) 656-2824 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• Level 1 Marine Mechanical Technician training at BCIT starts in October in Burnaby. For more information and to register, visit BCIT’s website here. Questions about the program can be directed to Russell Oye: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 604.451.6824.

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Glenn Spartz Scholarship Program

We are now accepting applications for the Glenn Spartz Scholarship, which offers financial support to students enrolled in MMT training at BCIT or VIU. The scholarship is a collaboration between Boating BC and our partners in the marine propulsion sector: Mercury Marine, Yamaha, Volvo Penta, BRP/Evinrude and Suzuki Marine.

The scholarship removes financial barriers for your employees while training to become a marine tech. To date, we’ve awarded 25 scholarships and have received fantastic feedback from past recipients.

The application deadline for anyone enrolled in training that commences in October is Friday, September 6, 2019. For more information and to download an application form, click here.

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CY Virtual Video Boat Tours

Virtual Boat ToursWe all love boats and nothing can break us up! So, what better way to spend our time than looking at interesting boats and going aboard in a virtual ride or tour. We have asked our friends at various dealers and manufacturers to help us assemble a one-stop online resource to experience some of the most interesting boats on the market today. Where the CY Team has done a review, we connect you to that expert viewpoint. If you can’t go boating, you can almost experience the thrill via your screen. Not quite the same, but we hope you enjoy our fine tour collection.

 

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Cruisers Yachts 42 GLSBy Andy Adams

Once again, Cruisers Yachts is leading the market for day boats with their new 42 GLS model that premiered at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show at the end of October. The concept of a large day boat is now a very well-established trend made possible by the amazing new power and efficiency of the latest four stroke outboards.

Buyers are looking for a different boating experience and we think that the 42 GLS nails it. Fast, handsome and versatile, the 42 GLS is designed for fun and adventure.

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Bahamas - There and Back Again IIIn Part I, Sheryl Shard ended the story at June and the start of Hurricane Season when they were once again joined by friends.

This time it was Noel and Tracey Dinan, whose new shallow-draft Allures 49.5 was in build at the time, we headed north from the Exumas across the expanse of the Great Bahama Bank, dodging coral patches as we sailed to Eleuthera then Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco. Another commercial centre in the islands, we cleared out of the Bahamas here after provisioning for our offshore passage up to the Chesapeake Bay on the US mainland and out of the Hurricane Zone until mid-November...

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